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Jan 13, 2022   |  By Yasmin Duggal
Bots are rampant across the web – in fact, around 50% of all web traffic is automated or invalid, i.e., doesn’t come from a real user with genuine interest. While some of this traffic is good and useful, for example, search engine crawlers and content aggregators, a high percentage is malicious. Hosting bad bots on your server can result in a plethora of problems for your website and business, from damage to your brand reputation to excessive financial and technical costs.
Jan 11, 2022   |  By Netacea
Appointment of U.S. leadership team and new UPSTACK partnership agreement will help companies better defend themselves against the growing bot threat.
Jan 10, 2022   |  By Alex McConnell
As a thorn in the side of marketing teams of all sizes, awareness of ad fraud has grown in recent years due to the sheer amount of money it can cost advertisers. In one famous case, Uber discovered fraudulent app installs attributed to its ads had cost the company $100 million. But it’s not just overtly malicious activity like ad fraud that marketing budget-setters need to be concerned about. Marketers must be aware of the potential damage bots of all kinds can do, intentionally or otherwise.
Jan 4, 2022   |  By Alex McConnell
In a recent Technical Showcase webinar, Netacea Senior Data Analyst Paulina Cakalli described how businesses can quickly prove the value of bot management during a proof-of-concept (POC) or proof-of-value (POV) engagement. Evidencing the effectiveness of bot management is important because IT solutions, particularly security solutions, are often costly, require board buy-in, and can be difficult to measure in terms of success. Watch the webinar on-demand now.
Dec 29, 2021   |  By Netacea
Manchester, UK – 22nd December 2021 – Netacea, the bot detection and mitigation specialist, today announces that its parent company Intechnica has completed a new £8.5m funding round with Mercia Asset Management PLC (AIM: MERC). The investment will accelerate Netacea’s growth in the UK and the US. Netacea is a fast-growing cybersecurity business that detects and mitigates against bot attacks that target mobile, web and API applications.
Dec 21, 2021   |  By Sian Roach
2021 has been a whirlwind of a year for most, with lockdown restrictions easing, businesses re-opening, and people finally being able to see their family and friends in person again. For Netacea, 2021 has been all about strengthening our remote-first team and finally venturing back into the office to meet new and old colleagues face to face once again.
Dec 20, 2021   |  By Yasmin Duggal
After the Covid-19 pandemic accelerated digital transformation and shifted businesses to online first, cyber-attackers exploited a broader, more sophisticated attack vectors. The rollout of 5G, reliance on supply chains, and increased use of application programming interfaces (APIs) means businesses have more cyber-related vulnerabilities.
Dec 15, 2021   |  By Sian Roach
The shift to an online-first world, accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic, has made more consumers choose to shop online than ever before. In 2020, more than 100 million US customers shopped online during the Black Friday weekend, resulting in a 22% increase in online spending. Netacea was interested in how people shopped online, and whether they experienced any Black Friday issues in 2021.
Dec 14, 2021   |  By Alex McConnell
With drones now capable of massive cluster displays at events like the Olympics opening ceremony, and being used in sectors like healthcare, what role does cybersecurity play in making these devices safe? In this month’s episode of the Cybersecurity Sessions podcast, Andy talks to drone pilot and experienced cybersecurity expert Frank Jones about the emerging technology of drones, their growing list of use cases and how important security is in their wider adoption.
Dec 9, 2021   |  By Sian Roach
Social engineering is a form of security fraud that relies on psychological manipulation techniques to trick people into revealing sensitive information. In the previous two articles in this series, we discussed in depth what social engineering is, and highlighted a variety of both common and sophisticated social engineering attacks.
Dec 14, 2021   |  By Netacea
With drones now capable of massive cluster displays at events like the Olympics opening ceremony, and being used in sectors like healthcare, what role does cybersecurity play in making these devices safe?
Dec 9, 2021   |  By Netacea
Click fraud is gaining prominence as a threat to marketing budgets, however many businesses are less aware of the financial impact of skewed analytics caused by such activity. If bots and real customers look just the same, what does that mean for analytics? Are marketers making good decisions, or are they basing their marketing strategies on flawed data?
Nov 18, 2021   |  By Netacea
With Black Friday looming, customer experience should be one of the things keeping eCommerce managers up at night but how do performance and security overlap in ensuring retail sites are safeguarded? In this podcast, Andy Still and Deri Jones will discuss the importance of customer experience to eCommerce, and how both web performance and cybersecurity play a role in this. With Black Friday approaching, they will consider where these overlap in sometimes unexpected ways, and how typical security concerns like bots can also impact performance.
Oct 4, 2021   |  By Netacea
Cybersecurity Sessions is a concise yet insightful monthly podcast featuring Netacea’s CTO, Andy Still, alongside other technology experts. At Netacea we are interested not just in the technology behind cyber-attacks, but also the intent. How do they affect different businesses, sectors, and even wider society? What stories are out there of cybersecurity woes and wins?
Sep 28, 2021   |  By Netacea
At Netacea, we wanted to know just how aware businesses are of bots and if they fully understand the threat to their businesses. Which roles are responsible, how confident are they in their bot mitigation strategies, and how well-placed is this confidence? We surveyed 200 enterprise businesses across travel, entertainment (including online gaming and streaming), e-commerce and financial services to get a broad picture of how bots are understood and protected against.
Sep 28, 2021   |  By Netacea
The last 12 months have seen the travel industry shut down almost completely as borders were closed, and the global population was brought to a standstill, locked in their own homes. As the industry looks to reopen over the coming months, cybersecurity must be a high priority in the hospitality and travel industry, as bots look to disrupt hotel bookings, staycations and international travel.
Sep 28, 2021   |  By Netacea
During our panel discussion, Netacea's Head of Threat Research explores the workings of criminal underground marketplace, the Genesis Market.
Sep 28, 2021   |  By Netacea
Last year saw an unprecedented scale of cyber-attacks and data breaches facilitated and accelerated by Covid-19, from scalper bots targeting the PS5 launch to Twitter’s high-profile hack in July. Cybercriminals are upping the ante to capitalise on increased online activity, and automated technology is set to play a huge part in the defence against bot attacks in 2021.
Oct 22, 2020   |  By Netacea
In 2019 we saw more credential stuffing, sniper and scraper bot attacks targeting websites, mobile apps and APIs alike. The shift in attack vectors and scale of attacks highlights an urgent need for a sophisticated solution that protects businesses and customers from the growing malicious bot threat. Understanding the intent of bad bots vs. humans or good bots is vital as all industries face new challenges in acquiring the necessary visibility of their traffic, and subsequent analysis required for rapid and effective attack response that doesn't sacrifice the user experience.
Oct 22, 2020   |  By Netacea
Are you seeing the full picture when it comes to web and application security? Without fast and accurate data at your fingertips from the best bot management, it's increasingly difficult to differentiate human from automated bot traffic on your web-facing applications. Credential stuffing, account fraud and scraping attacks are a multi-billion-dollar business¹, with the scope for earning made increasingly simple by the vast number of internet users, availability of login credentials and the sheer volume of connected devices.
Oct 1, 2020   |  By Netacea
The second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) is a data-driven legislation introduced by the European Union (EU) in 2015, with which all payment service providers (PSPs) throughout the EU and beyond must comply. PSD2 expands the scope of 2007's PSD, a directive implemented to make payments across borders as easy, secure and inexpensive as domestic payments. However, a short eight years later, innovations in technology and the prevalence of fintech have created new challenges for the payments industry to address.
Oct 1, 2020   |  By Netacea
Web traffic is made up of human and non-human visitors, but not all these sources are safe. Sophisticated bot traffic is on the rise and it is becoming increasingly difficult to differentiate the criminal from real customers. Download your free copy of 'The Managing and Mitigating Bots' Guide and learn about.
Sep 1, 2020   |  By Netacea
In 2017 Black Friday was the single largest cause of web traffic peaks and website outages in the retail industry. Even a 1-second delay in load time can result in a 7% loss in conversions.

Netacea provides a revolutionary bot management solution that protects websites, mobile apps and APIs from malicious attacks such as scraping, credential stuffing and account takeover.

Our Intent Analytics™ engine, powered by machine learning, quickly and accurately distinguishes bots from humans to protect websites, mobile apps and APIs from automated threats while prioritising genuine users. Actionable intelligence with data-rich visualisations empowers you to make informed decisions about your traffic.

We Prevent Sophisticated Automated Threats:

  • Account Takeover: Stop account takeover by identifying account-based attacks.
  • Credential Stuffing: Prevent data breaches and protect your website from credential stuffing attacks.
  • Fake Account Creation: Prevent fake account fraud by identifying bot accounts, fake account creation and mass account registration.
  • Web Scraping: Identify and block web scrapers and scraping attacks made to compromise your website.
  • Ad/Click Fraud: Identify ad fraud to reduce wasted spend and prevent ad bots from illegitimately displaying or accessing ads.
  • Skewed Marketing Analytics: Prevent bots from stealing your marketing budget and skewing your analytics.

A Smarter Approach to Bot Management.